“Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Prayer, formed by the liturgical life, draws everything into the love by which we are loved in Christ and which enables us to respond to him by loving as he has loved us. Love is the source of prayer; whoever draws from it reaches the summit of prayer. In the words of the Cure of Ars: “I love you, O my God, and my only desire is to love you until the last breath of my life. I love you, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving you, than live without loving you. I love you, Lord, and the only grace I ask is to love you eternally …. My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love you, I want my heart to repeat it to you as often as I draw breath.” – St. John Vianney. (No. 2658)
Teaching of the Day is a daily passage from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the 20th anniversary of its publication during the Catholic Church’s “Year of Faith.”
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